Missed the Gamblin Artists Colors paint line launch last night? No big deal, we took some photos.
Have a good weekend! More next week.
Missed the Gamblin Artists Colors paint line launch last night? No big deal, we took some photos.
Have a good weekend! More next week.
ADX would not be ADX without the people involved.
This is a fairly obvious statement, but it’s true in many more ways than just the obvious one. Of course, there is a need for staff in the building at all times to make the operation run: shop stewards to oversee the space and keep an eye on fabrication spaces; staff to man the desk and maintain the back-end operations; fabricators and equipment operators to make, make, make. But beyond the obvious, ADX is also about the community. It’s an incubator that brings together minds and ideas, cultivates them, and grows their potential and power through that cultivation. We have a number of recent additions to the ADX team, and they all bring different yet important skill sets to our community.
1. Where are you from? Portland, OR.
2. What’s your day job? Communication Design student at PNCA.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I would like to learn the ins and outs of the growing DIY community in Portland.
4. Online Presence: amandamacnoice.tumblr.com
Alain Bally – Shop steward/fabrication services
1. Where are you from? Born in the foothills of the Alps, raised in the tar sands of Alberta, I came of age in the Texas Oil Patch and moved to Portland from Los Angeles in 2004.
2. What’s your day job? I spent two decades in service to Mammon opening bars, nightclubs, and adult entertainment venues in Babylon. These days I spend my time in service to the community through volunteering in support of organizations such as the Independent Publishing Resource Center, SCRAP, Hands On Greater Portland and of course ADX.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? First and foremost I want to Love my city, my community, my tribe and love it hard — the spirit of the people, the quality of light, their place in the nation — and then work to improve it. These days, when time and tooling permit, I turn wood. At ADX I want to learn to spin iron into gold and make metal dance.
4. Online Presence: What little interweb presence I do have, apart from the ubiquitous Facebook, and Pinterest can be found at a work in progress called Oregon Treen [http://oregontreen.wordpress.com/]
1. Where are you from? I am originally from Sweden, but now call Portland home.
2. What’s your day job? I am currently a student and freelance graphic designer.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I came to ADX to utilize my graphic design skills in a more hands on setting. I have found being here has brought my design work to another level by providing a great community of creatives as well as the opportunity to collaborate with makers and builders to bring my design work to life!
4. Online Presence: Coming soon
1. Where are you from? I’m a so-cal kid, where the sun always shines and the people always grimace despite it.
2. What’s your day job? I’m a full time barista at a couple of cafes in the city. I’ve become surprisingly obsessed with latte art.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I’d love to devote my time learning woodworking for furniture design; making pieces out of reclaimed materials. ADX is so awash with great creative minds that the greatest thing I stand to gain is constant inspiration. And maybe some portfolio materials for an application to OCAC.
4. Online Presence: Listen to my music: Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/aynradd Stalk me: http://www.facebook.com/aynradd
1. Where are you from? New Hampshire- “Live Free or Die”
2. What’s your day job? Nanny
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I have a few ideas floating around but mostly I’m just enjoying getting to know the amazing people in the ADX family, who are so welcoming and inspiring. I know that whatever project I decide to start, I’ll have the support of this fantastic community.
1. Where are you from? Originally from Long Beach, California
2. What’s your day job? Wood, paint, fiber, metal. Currently a student at PNCA and interning at WildCraft Studio School
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? ADX shop steward ready to make some sweet furniture.
4. Online Presence: Website coming soon.
Mike Bartell - Operations
1. Where are you from? I was born in Washington, and raised in Texas.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX?
I’d like to learn more techniques. I’m pretty good with both wood and metal, but I’m in no way a professional in either.
1. Where are you from? Overcrowded North Jersey. Lived in Philadelphia for six or so years after high school. Just moved to Portland in the beginning of March.
2. What’s your day job? I am a manufacturing engineer at Benchmade Knives.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I hope to make some metal furniture for myself. I also hope to improve on my shoddy woodworking skills.
1. Where are you from? ORIGINAL PORTLAND (maine)
2. What’s your day job? I work at Townshend’s Tea on Alberta. Steepin’ deep!
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? I’m ready to get handy. I don’t know anything about anything in that regard so whatever I pick up will help me with my art practice making installations for my band/art collective.
4. Online Presence: twitter: @majordrone,
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.paige.52, https://www.facebook.com/planetsaroundthesun,
website: www.planetsaroundthesun.com, http://planetsaroundthesun.tumblr.com/
1. Where are you from? Florida
2. What’s your day job? Freelance Designer/CAD nerd
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? Design products and mentor clients in the transition from prototype to production.
1. Where are you from? Currently, SE Portland. Grew up and lived in New York City on the Upper West Side by who life until the end of December 2012.
2. What’s your day job? I am a Dishcrawl Ambassador and host progressive dinners around Portland. I am hosting one in SE in June. www.dishcrawl.com/portland
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? Took the Metal Mass class after getting to weld one afternoon with Ben A. In the process of putting together a metal letter sorter. Just took the Intro to Woodworking class with Seamus and am stoked to use all that I have learned to build a custom bedside table/stool. I am also using the ADX space as a painting studio and I am working on a few personal paintings.
4. Online Presence: Personal – Facebook: Sara Fig, Linkedin: Sara Figueroa, Website: www.sarafigueroa.com. Day Job/Fun Job: Twitter: dishcrawlPDX, Facebook – Dishcrawl Portland, Instagram: DishcrawlPDX, website: www.dishcrawl.com/portland.
1. Where are you from? I’m Oregon grown and proud of it. More specifically, Sherman and Wasco counties. I moved to Portland right out of High School to continue school and see what’s here. I haven’t been disappointed.
2. What’s your day job? I work at Dutch Bros. Coffee in Gresham, I’ve been there for about five years now. It works well with school and it naturally collects good people to work with.
3. What are you planning to make/learn at ADX? At ADX I hope to learn all things metal to help me in my future goals around carbon neutral motorcycles. I expect to gain a lot of perspective on the different industry skills that intersect at ADX and I’m stoked for it. I might spend some time making something beautiful in the wood shop too.
Are you awesome? Do you want to be surrounded by awesome people? Do you want to be in an awesome place around awesome stuff? AWESOME. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and join our awesome team.
ADX recently announced an Arduino and Mechatronics class series happening this summer. For many of you, this may have resulted in head scratching and Google searches about Arduino.
So what is Arduino, and why should you join a mechatronics class at ADX?
Arduino is an open source hardware/software platform that is all about making static things into dynamic things. Based off of an open source programming language simply called processing, Adruino developed from an idea like that behind Java, which was developed for visual and graphic projects for artists to use on computers without having a computer science degree. Likewise, Arduino allows people without a background in electronics theory or engineering to make circuits and program them with easy to read text based code. The Arduino hardware takes care of the engineering heavy lifting and allows the user to focus on the project. And because Arduino is completely open source, there are thousands of Arduino boards available in different shapes, sizes, and form factors to fit your project needs.
Okay, so what can Arduino projects do?
Arduino hardware is found in everything from satellites orbiting Earth, to entertaining and informative circus acts. With ADX’s Arduino classes, combined with a wood shop pass, you could build a table with a flush sitting lazy susan in the middle, and control the rotation of the lazy susan via an Arduino board. You could build a robot in the metal ADX metal shop, and control its movements with servo motors linked to an Arduino board. The upcoming ADX summer Arduino class will get students together to build a Global Awareness Lamp. Participating students will build a lamp with an Arduino unit in it, and the Arduino hardware will control the color of the light being given off, with the color being based off of data coming from the web. Hence, the color of thee desk lamp could be controlled by outside factors such as the temperature in Shanghai.
June 1st, in conjunction with our second birthday bash, we will be launching our intro into Arduino class, in conjunction with Sparkfun. Intro to Arduino is designed for someone who has little to no experience, and will take students through “the big six”–the six major concepts of building an Arduino. Students will leave with plenty of hardware, and knowledge of how to use it. The intensive class will discuss in-depth Arduino projects and their applications. The real benefit of this class, however, is the hardware. ADX’s partnership with Derek Runberg (an Arduino hardware provider) allows students to receive useful Arduino hardware at a fraction of the retail price.
The Arduino and Mechatronics class series this year will build upon the knowledge of the intro class, and will incorporate Bluetooth, the internet of things, servo motors, animatronics, and e-textiles. That’s right. E-textiles. Sew-able electronics. Is your mind exploding yet? Because mine is. Once you have the Arduino 201 course under your belt, potential projects are simply limited by your drive and creativity.
Get signed up for summer Arduino courses at ADX, and expand your creative making horizons.
Andrew Moe’s furniture show, Studio Moe: New York City to Portland, will run from June 1-9 at ADX. Moe, who makes his spare, Scandinavian-influenced Oslo line and other pieces from his workshop at ADX, will be on hand during the show’s opening during ADX’s second birthday party, from noon to 10 pm on June 1.
Besides about ten pieces from the Oslo line, mostly designed in New York City, Moe will be showing new work he’s developed since moving to Portland. These include new tables with glass tops framed by single dovetail-jointed pieces and hanging shelving units made to complement the Oslo line. Stop by to see some of the fine work coming out of ADX.
Lots went down this week at ADX. Lots coming up, too. Let’s recap!
12 year old Samuel and 11 year old Peter had some TIG and MIG welding lessons in the metal shop.
If you’ve ever had any reservations about learning to weld, clearly it’s no big deal. Kids are killing it in the metal shop, so can you. From now until the 15th of June, we have a ADX 2 year birthday promo: anyone who signs up for a intro class (like intro to metal or intro to MIG/TIG welding) will receive a one month full membership to put those skills to use. Pretty sweet.
New ADX member Paul made a bush whackin’ bumper for his daughter’s 4×4. Also pretty sweet.
The laser studio went hard all week, crankin’ out laser-beam engraved goods.
Artist in residence Kivitt Bendar worked like a mad man to prepare for his upcoming First Friday opening on June 7th. Not only is he painting canvases, he’s making the canvases and frames in the wood shop. Stay tuned to our blog and social media, we’ll have more about our artist in residency program currently in development.
Andrew Moe of Studio Moe is preparing for his upcoming furniture show, which will open in conjunction with our 2nd birthday bash on the First of June. This guy is making some gorgeous furniture. If you were thinking about heading to Ikea for some plastic-laminated mass produced dining sets, swing by ADX and talk to Andrew about picking up some of his locally and sustainably produced furniture. We’ll have a blog post early next week with details about his endeavors and his show.
And don’t forget: tonight is the launch party for The Incorporated Clothing’s new line, Straight from the Slums of ’89 and ’90. Come by ADX for a pop up shop, beer, food, clothing, and DJ jams from 8PM until 1 AM. It’s Friday night, get your party on, 90′s style!
Tomorrow, Saturday the 18th from 1-6PM, Kickstarter is hosting a Project Jam at ADX. A Project Jam is a collaborative workshop on how to launch a Kickstarter project; Kickstarter staff and experienced project creators will share tips, experiences, and best practices on all things Kickstarter. Currently, there is a wait list for this event–all tickets are gone! But, ADX has 5 tickets to give away. Email email@example.com with the subject line “Project Jam Tickets” to claim one of the 5. First come, first serve, so get on it! You must be over 18 to attend.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Last night, the 5th annual SoMe awards were held at the Fez Ballroom.
ADX produced this year’s physical awards. The categories ranged from most influential blogger to Social Tool of the Year to People’s Choice Award.
Fabrication services at ADX prepped the wooden blocks for our laser engraving studio’s work.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org for all your laser cutting/engraving needs.
Pfriem Brewers of Hood River, OR, is the most recent local brewery to to utilize ADX’s fabrication services to produce tap handles.
The tap handles, designed by Tyler Stuart, will be produced entirely by ADX’s in-house fabrication services. All steps of production will be done here, including wood and metal work, assembly, and laser-engraving of branding.
If you are a Oregon brewery in need of tap handle fabrication–or any fabrication, for that matter–contact ADX and have your fabrication done locally. We’d love to work with you on all steps of the process, from branding, to design, to build.
Meet Jonathan, journeyman upholsterer and ADX’s new industrial sewing instructor. Since first sneaking a chair aboard his Navy vessel to take it apart 38 years ago, Jonathan has worked on all kinds of furniture, automobile, recreational vehicle, and boat projects under the name Functional Art. “If you can put it on a napkin,” he says, “I can make it.”
It’s really hard to believe it’s been two years already.
In the two years since ADX’s launch, over 150 businesses have worked in or launched from the space, prototyping and developing 30 new products; while the in-house fabrication team has built over 200 projects for clients from Walnut Studiolo to Addidas. ADX has partnered with Supportland, Portland Made, F.H Steinbarts, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and other local organizations and businesses. We received praise and support from Representative Blumenauer and Mayor Charlie Hales.
To celebrate, we’re having a two year anniversary bash at ADX, from noon to 10 pm on Saturday, June 1, at 417 SE 11th Ave in Portland.
Join us on the June 1st, and celebrate the wonderful community workshop that is ADX.
But wait! There’s more!
Because we’re so damn happy to be celebrating two years here, we’re offering two birthday promos: first, full membership passes to ADX at 50% off. That’s right, 50% off all full membership shop passes until June 15th. Sign up whenever, and enjoy a month for half the price. Second, all intro-class participants between now and June 15th receive a free unlimited shop pass for one month. Come take an intro to metal, wood, MIG welding, or TIG welding, and get a free month long membership to put your newly acquired skills to use. All those projects you’ve been putting off tackling? Now’s the time. Send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line “Two years in promo”, and include your name, address, contact info, and which class you’re interested in if applicable.
Get in here, and get to work!
See you all on June 1st.
The collection, Straight from the Slums of ’89 and ’90, will release along with an art installation, beer, and jams by DJ EG. Clothing from the collection will be for sale, kegs will be tapped, food will be hot, and the tunes will be hotter.
Tickets are $5 at the door; an entry ticket gets you $5 off your any clothing purchase. Wear or buy an Incorporated t-shirt at the event, and you’ll get a free beer and your photo posted to the Incorporated Facebook page.
Join The Incorporated at ADX on Friday at 8 PM and party it up!